Although Pikku Malla is often climbed by tourists in the summer, October is a slightly different story. Indeed, it was a delightfully sunny day, but it was very cold and extremely windy. And that was before we ascended to the top!
|Pikku Malla... our mountaineering target (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)|
|Looking back, part way to the summit. You can just see KAIRA |
in the centre of the image. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)
|Nearing the top. The wind was howling by now. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)|
|Made it! We just need to hang-on now to stop being |
blown away. In the distance, you can see Kilpisjärvi
lake and Sweden. (Photo: P. Martin)
While Pikku Malla might not be a very tall mountain, the high winds made it quite a challenge. Still, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we made it safely back.